The ancient land founded by the legendary mythological figure Rishi Parashuram, blessed with emerald backwaters and gold and silver beaches is Kerala - God's own country. With the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on its east, Kerala is a treasure trove of indigenous cultural practices and art forms that have mesmerized people all over the world. Be it the age old Kathakali or the newly rediscovered Mohiniattyam or the knowledge of Ayurveda. Basking in the generosity of the sun and rain the climate of Kerala supports a lush vegetation and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers' paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country. The Kerala beaches on the crystal waters of the Arabian Sea are little pieces of heaven on earth.
Beaches in Kerala
The palm and coconut dotted tranquil Kerala beaches range from gold to silver to gravel. A day under the Keralian sun on a beach with coconut water and ayurvedic massage to pamper you is a natural stress reliever. If it is an exotic honeymoon or just a break from your hectic schedule that you are looking forward to, head straight for any of the beaches in Kerala.
Alappuzha Beach- Alappuzha, formerly known as Alleppy, is famous for its 140 years old pier on the beach. A popular destination, Alappuzha is 85 km from the Kochi Airport and 5 km from the Alappuzha station. Kuttanad, also known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', is famous for its below sea level rice cultivation, is quite close by.
Kovalam Beach- this silver beach is now the most popular and among the first beaches to be discovered as a tourist destination in Kerala. The beach is dotted with coconut trees which makes its nomenclature appropriate as Kovalam means a coconut grove. Regular bus services from Thiruvanthapuram to Kovalam are available. Popular for water sports and ayurvedic therapies, Kovalam is truly worth its popularity.
Varkala Beach- gaining momentum as a popular beach resort, Varkala is also famous for its 2000 year old Janardana Swamy temple which makes it a holy place for the local people. Varkala is 54 km from Thiruvanthapuram and 37 km from Kollam.
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Beaches in Kerala
|Alappuzha Beach||Beypore Beach|
|Bekal Beach||Cherai Beach|
|Dharmadam Island Beach||Ezhimala Beach|
|Fort Kochi Beach||Kanwatheertha Beach|
|Kappad Beach||Kappil Beach|
|Kizhunna Ezhara Beach||Kovalam Beach|
|Marari Beach||Mararikulam Beach|
|Muzhappilangad Beach||Pallikere Beach|
|Payyamblam Beach||Padinharekara Beach|
|Poovar Beach||Shanghumugham Beach|
|Somatheeram Beach||Tanur Beach|
|Thangasseri Beach||Thirumullavaram Beach|
|Vallikunnu Beach||Varkala Beach|